News archive from 2 March 2011, page 20

Three-quarters of children aged five use the internet EVERY DAY

Three-quarters of children aged five use the internet EVERY DAY

Professor Tanya Byron, a clinical psychologist, said leaving a five-year-old unsupervised on the internet is equivalent to "abandoning a kid in a shopping centre for a couple of hours". She warned: "Parents don"t realise they...

 
Outrage as Facebook changes its privacy rules AGAIN to share users' phone numbers and home addresses with third party companies

Outrage as Facebook changes its privacy rules AGAIN to share users' phone numbers and home addresses with...

Mr Markey, a Massachusetts Democrat, said he is 'pleased that Facebook's response indicated that it's looking to enhance its process for highlighting for users when they are being asked for permission to share their contact information'. He encouraged...

 
Shops could run out of PlayStation 3s after thousands are seized by customs over patent row

Shops could run out of PlayStation 3s after thousands are seized by customs over patent row

Customs officials have been ordered to seize all British PlayStation 3 shipments following a row over the use of Blu-Ray technology within the consoles. Electronic giants Sony and LG are locked in battle over patents forcing officials to confiscate...

 
How chimpanzees are just like humans: They laugh at jokes to bond even if they are not funny

How chimpanzees are just like humans: They laugh at jokes to bond even if they are not funny

Chimpanzees mimic the laughter of their playmates even if they do not find the situation as funny, scientists said today. Research by Dr Marina Davila-Ross, of the University of Portsmouth, has shown that the apes do not just ape the expressions of...

 
I nearly became Ahli Redknapp last season after Dubai job offer reveals Tottenham boss

I nearly became Ahli Redknapp last season after Dubai job offer reveals Tottenham boss

The Spurs boss was offered a job by Dubai club Al-Ahli and Redknapp admits he was interested in leaving England for the challenge. He has just returned from a warm-weather training camp in Dubai where the players trained at "The Sevens"...

Daily Mail, 09:56 in Sport
 
UK house prices rise in February

UK house prices rise in February

House prices in the UK increased by 0.3 per cent in February, according to the Nationwide building society. Taken with January's slight 0.1 per cent drop, the housing market is being characterised as "treading water" rather than in decline...

The Week, 10:00 in Business
 

Whitbread expands coffee empire, but Premier Inn slowdown hits shares

Whitbread has expanded its coffee empire with a £59.5m purchase, but a slowdown at its Premier Inn business has taken the shine off the news. The company is buying self service coffee bar Coffee Nation, and will use it to expand its Costa Coffee...

Guardian, 10:00 in Business
 
Whitbread buys Coffee Nation for £59.5m

Whitbread buys Coffee Nation for £59.5m

Hotel and restaurant group Whitbread has bought the Coffee Nation chain with a view to launching a new self-service coffee brand, Costa Express. Whitbread, which already owns Costa Coffee, is paying £59.5m for the chain, which operates 900 coffee...

BBC, 10:01 in Business
 
Energy Bills: 'Save Or Suffer' Says uSwitch

Energy Bills: 'Save Or Suffer' Says uSwitch

It is claimed that millions of UK households are paying over the odds for rising energy bills because many are not taking advantage of the cheapest deals. The price comparison website, uSwitch, is calling on the energy regulator Ofgem to help give...

 
2,000 Land Rovers a year to be built in India

2,000 Land Rovers a year to be built in India

It will start its overseas production drive with the Land Rover Freelander 4x4, but Indian bosses made clear that other Land Rover and Jaguar models are set to follow. The luxury and sports car company is now owned by the giant Indian industrial...

 
Mueller obtains restraining order against Sheen

Mueller obtains restraining order against Sheen

Troubled actor Charlie Sheen's personal woes are mounting - his estranged wife Brooke Mueller has obtained a restraining order against the star. Mueller's lawyer obtained an emergency restraining order against Sheen in Los Angeles County Superior...

 
IATA cuts its airline profits forecast on high oil cost

IATA cuts its airline profits forecast on high oil cost

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has cut its profit forecast for the airline industry after a recent oil price surge. Net profit for the industry will be $8.6bn (£5.3bn) in 2011, down from $16bn in 2010, IATA said. It had...

BBC, 10:13 in Business
 
Construction PMI hits 8-month high in February

Construction PMI hits 8-month high in February

The construction sector suffered a sharp downturn at the end of last year, partly due to the worst December weather in a century, but Markit said February's data suggested there would be a bounce-back in the first quarter of this year. The survey...

Reuters, 10:13 in Business
 

Masterchef guru Tom Kitchin reveals the gritty reality of life behind the range

Tom Kitchin tells TV wannabes: food biz is tough as the Army It MIGHT look glamorous on television but a career in the kitchen is anything but - just ask Scots chef Tom Kitchin. For 20 years, the Edinburgh-born restaurateur has been working long,...

 
Boy George rants over Galliano sacking

Boy George rants over Galliano sacking

Boy George has blasted bosses at fashion house Christian Dior for firing embattled designer John Galliano, insisting they should have offered him a stint in rehab instead. The couturier was sacked as the company's head designer on Tuesday following...

 


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